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Boesman and Lena - Full Length Play, Drama

Boesman and Lena

Athol Fugard

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573606205

"The play is carefully structured as a dance first with Lena's solo, then with a pas de deux, then with Boesman's verbal self expression. An old man stumbles on the two Hottentots, and becomes the physical catalyst of their relationship, precipitatin…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - In the mud flats of the river Swartkops, South Africa.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Exterior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Two Black scavengers emerge from the underbrush loaded with their total possessions the makings of a shack and a battery of pots and pans but nothing to cook in them. They are the dregs of society, the stepped upon, the spat upon.
"The play is carefully structured as a dance first with Lena's solo, then with a pas de deux, then with Boesman's verbal self expression. An old man stumbles on the two Hottentots, and becomes the physical catalyst of their relationship, precipitating a crisis and a credible resolution." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Athol Fugard, the South African playwright, has written some fine plays, but certainly none better than the amazing Boesman and Lena, which is great; absolutely superb." - ABC TV

BOESMAN AND LENA was first presented in America at the Circle in the Square on June 22, 1970. Directed by John Berry.
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CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

BOESMAN
LENA
OLD AFRICAN
Author
Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard is an internationally acclaimed South African playwright whose best-known work deals with the political and social upheaval of the apartheid system in South Africa. He was educated at the University of Cape Town. His plays include The Captain's Tiger, Valley Song, My Children! My Africa, A Lesson from Aloes, The Island, and the award-winning Sizwe Banzi is Dead. Mr. Fugard has ... view full profile

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